Illegal Puma Skin Sent to India

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It was sent from North America to India and confiscated by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime India endangered species It was labeled as a "rug" and the only reason they searched was because of a tip.

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US Groups Fight to Save Polar Bear Hunts

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Now that the species is listed in the US as "threatened," hunters can't import the dead body parts (aka hunting "trophies") in from Canada. Supposedly, environmentalists and animal rights activists have "unfairly made the polar bear into 'the panda bear of North America.'" Tags: canada blood sport polar bear hunting trophy hunting endangered species

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes a baby white rhinoceros!

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Busch Gardens participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) to ensure genetic diversification among threatened and endangered animals in zoological facilities. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay welcomes its seventh baby white rhino since 2004.

Cute of the day: Baby White Rhino!

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Busch Gardens participates in the American Zoological and Aquarium Association (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP) to ensure genetic diversification among threatened and endangered animals in zoological facilities. TAMPA, Fla.

Calgary Zoo in Big Trouble

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A study released by the associations that accredit zoos across North America said that the occurrence of deaths was not a fluke. Instead, it brought a new bat species into the exact place in the year 2009 — twenty-five of those creatures also passed away. We've written about the Calgary Zoo here before. Not a stellar reputation. Now, the results of a long-awaited audit shows that this place truly sucks and needs a lot of improvement. From eCanadaNow.com.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Earlier this month, NASA released new satellite photographs showing continued illegal cutting of the Mexican fir forests where virtually all of eastern North America’s monarch butterflies spend the winter. Migratory birds protect forests and crops from insect pests; butterflies, bats and other migratory species are important pollinators.